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Openwork plaque with sphinxes
Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Medium: Ivory, gold foil
Accession Number: 57.80.4a, b
Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi
Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi
(active 1340s)
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 19.68.1
Clasp with an eagle and its prey
Date: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Medium: Gold, turquoise inlay
Accession Number: 17.190.2055
Gold necklace
Date: ca. 1400–1200 B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 74.51.3005
Wine Ewer with Design of Chrysanthemums and Paulownia Crests in Alternating Fields
Date: ca. 1596
Medium: Lacquered wood with sprinkled gold (makie) decoration in Kōdaiji style
Accession Number: 1980.6
Necklace pendants and beads
Date: ca. 18th–17th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 47.1a-h
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri
(d. 1320–21)
Date: dated A.H. 707/ A.D. 1307–8
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.44
"The Angel Gabriel meets 'Amr ibn Zaid (the Shepherd)", Folio from a Siyer-i Nebi (the Life of the Prophet)
Painting by Mustafa ibn Vali
Date: ca. 1595
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1994.141
"Bahram Gur Sees a Herd of Deer Mesmerized by Dilaram' s Music", Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
Amir Khusrau Dihlavi
(1253–1325)
Date: 1597–98
Medium: Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Margins: gold on dyed paper
Accession Number: 13.228.28
"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.23
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Medium: Ink and gold on paper; leather binding
Accession Number: 13.160.10
"The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
"Khusrau Hunting", Folio from Khusrau and Shirin
Hatifi
Date: dated A.H. 904/A.D. 1498–99
Medium: Main support: ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; binding: leather
Accession Number: 69.27
"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Chitarman
(active ca. 1627–70)
Date: recto: 1627–28; verso: ca. 1530–50
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.24
Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshiper
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Medium: Silver, gold foil
Accession Number: 1989.281.20
'Saz'-style Drawing of a Dragon amid Foliage
Shah Quli
(active 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1540–50
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 57.51.26
"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 55.121.10.39
Calligraphic Galleon
'Abd al-Qadir Hisari
Date: dated A.H. 1180/ A.D. 1766–67
Medium: Ink and gold on paper
Accession Number: 2003.241
Sword Guard (Tsuba)
Inscribed by Ishiguro Masayoshi
(Japanese, 1772–after 1851)
Date: 19th century
Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper
Accession Number: 36.120.79
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.3
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 56.20
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Medium: Gold; filigree and granulation
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Tip of a Pointer
Date: 1080–1150
Medium: Cloisonné enamel, gold
Accession Number: 1997.235
Silver-gilt bowl
Date: ca. 725–675 B.C.
Medium: Gilt silver
Accession Number: 74.51.4554
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 50.164
Plaque with horned lion-griffins
Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 54.3.2
Portrait of Shun'oku Myōha (1311–1388)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1383
Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Accession Number: 2007.329
Gold Neck Ring
Date: 6th–4th century B.C.
Medium: Gold
Accession Number: 2005.366
Yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent
Workshop of Ahmed Tekelü
(possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30)
Date: ca. 1525
Medium: Steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearls
Accession Number: 1993.14
Openwork plaque with sphinxes
Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Accession Number: 57.80.4a, b
Folio from a Mu'nis al-ahrar fi daqa'iq al-ash'ar (The Free Man's Companion to the Subtleties of Poems) of Jajarmi
Muhammad ibn Badr al-Din Jajarmi
(active 1340s)
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1340–41
Accession Number: 19.68.1
Clasp with an eagle and its prey
Date: ca. A.D. 1st–2nd century
Accession Number: 17.190.2055
Gold necklace
Date: ca. 1400–1200 B.C.
Accession Number: 74.51.3005
Necklace pendants and beads
Date: ca. 18th–17th century B.C.
Accession Number: 47.1a-h
Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript
Ahmad ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri
(d. 1320–21)
Date: dated A.H. 707/ A.D. 1307–8
Accession Number: 55.44
"The Elephant Clock", Folio from a Book of the Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by al-Jazari
Farrukh ibn `Abd al-Latif
Date: dated A.H. 715/A.D. 1315
Accession Number: 57.51.23
Kitab suwar al-kawakib al-thabita (Book of the Images of the Fixed Stars) of al-Sufi
`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
(903–86)
Date: late 15th century
Accession Number: 13.160.10
"The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.2
"Khusrau Hunting", Folio from Khusrau and Shirin
Hatifi
Date: dated A.H. 904/A.D. 1498–99
Accession Number: 69.27
"Shah Jahan on a Terrace, Holding a Pendant Set With His Portrait", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Chitarman
(active ca. 1627–70)
Date: recto: 1627–28; verso: ca. 1530–50
Accession Number: 55.121.10.24
Medallion with a seated deity and a male worshiper
Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Accession Number: 1989.281.20
'Saz'-style Drawing of a Dragon amid Foliage
Shah Quli
(active 1520–66)
Date: ca. 1540–50
Accession Number: 57.51.26
"Rosette Bearing the Names and Titles of Shah Jahan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Date: recto: ca. 1645; verso: ca. 1630–40
Accession Number: 55.121.10.39
Calligraphic Galleon
'Abd al-Qadir Hisari
Date: dated A.H. 1180/ A.D. 1766–67
Accession Number: 2003.241
Sword Guard (Tsuba)
Inscribed by Ishiguro Masayoshi
(Japanese, 1772–after 1851)
Date: 19th century
Accession Number: 36.120.79
"Tahmuras Defeats the Divs", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1970.301.3
"Men Treading Grapes", Folio from a Materia Medica of Dioscorides
Date: dated A.H. 621/ A.D. 1224
Accession Number: 56.20
Armlet
Date: first half 11th century
Accession Number: 57.88a–c
"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1530
Accession Number: 1970.301.51
Tip of a Pointer
Date: 1080–1150
Accession Number: 1997.235
Silver-gilt bowl
Date: ca. 725–675 B.C.
Accession Number: 74.51.4554
The Lovers
Painting by Riza-yi `Abbasi
(ca. 1565–1635)
Date: dated A.H. 1039/ A.D. 1630
Accession Number: 50.164
Plaque with horned lion-griffins
Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Accession Number: 54.3.2
Portrait of Shun'oku Myōha (1311–1388)
Unidentified Artist
Date: ca. 1383
Accession Number: 2007.329
Gold Neck Ring
Date: 6th–4th century B.C.
Accession Number: 2005.366
Yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent
Workshop of Ahmed Tekelü
(possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30)
Date: ca. 1525
Accession Number: 1993.14
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